Cycling holds a key role at urban mobility management schemes, where a number of related treatments and services are continuously receiving growing attention from policymakers. In order to identify the means of incorporating rules to safely manage the steadily growing cycle traffic, a questionnaire based survey was developed and distributed to experts from 16 OECD countries. The survey comprised of questions related to cycling aspects raised from 8 core fields. The assessment of the implementation level on basic cycling rules by the examined countries, provides some important insight not only on the cycling acceptability as a transportation priority, but also on the safety considerations raised. The present study serves as a basis for identifying specific aspects that should be further strengthened in order to advance cycling culture as well as safety. Such aspects consist of recommendations for the cycling network, cycle speeding, basic education programmes as well as cycling equipment.